"Sponsored by American Association for State & Local History [and] Society of American Historians."
"Whoso would learn wisdom, let him enter here!": a pictorial tour of Charles Willson Peale's museum -- Unearthing the mastodon: Peale's greatest triumph / Charles Coleman Sellers -- A heritage preserved: Peter, Paul, and the museum business / T.H. Watkins -- Frederick Winslow Taylor: the messiah of time and motion / Spencer Klaw -- American characters: Richmond Pearson Hobson / Richard F. Snow -- Calm dwellings: the brief, sentimental age of the rural cemetery / David Stannard -- "A gentlemen's fight" / John Egerton -- Buildings for sale: unexpected beauty from a city archive / Mary Cable --"Gentlemen, this is no humbug": the discovery of surgical anesthesia / John J. Pullen -- A Hessian visits the victors: 1783 / Johann Ewald -- Cartercar: the adventures of supercar -- Barnum & Brady's biggest: two of P.T. Barnum's most stupendous attractions / photographed by Mathew Brady -- Readers' album: assault with battery